Barnes & Noble Announces Free NOOK Video™Apps for iOS, Android and Roku
Devices, along with Specially Designed Apps for NOOK Tablet® and NOOK Color®
NOOK^® Customers Can Now Access NOOK Video’s Huge Catalog of Top Films and
Popular TV Shows Virtually Anytime, Anywhere
NEW YORK -- August 19, 2013
NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today launched a
suite of free NOOK Video Apps for iOS, Android and Roku^® devices. The apps
enable customers to watch movies and TV shows from NOOK Video instantly on a
wide variety of mobile devices, including iPads^®, iPhones^®, Android^™
tablets, Android smartphones, as well as on a TV through Roku streaming
players. In addition, customers with the award-winning NOOK Tablet and NOOK
Color ^ will now have access to NOOK Video through a specially designed app
that will automatically appear in customers’ lockers starting today.
“With the new NOOK Video Apps, customers can now easily access the thousands
of movies and TV shows available from major studios and content partners on
their TV and mobile devices,” said Jonathan Shar, Vice President & General
Manager, Emerging Digital Content, NOOK Media LLC. “Combined with the built-in
NOOK Video offering on the critically acclaimed NOOK^® HD and NOOK^® HD+, and
NOOK’s seamless UltraViolet^™ integration, we are offering customers one of
the most dynamic and accessible movie and TV show stores available.”
NOOK Video delivers a growing and diverse catalog of favorite HD movies and TV
shows from all the major studios, as well as many leading edge independent
studios. Titles can be easily purchased or rented from the NOOK Store^® with
no subscription required. Customers can shop and add new releases, blockbuster
movies, popular television shows, classics films and more to their NOOK
Library, then instantly stream or download their purchases on NOOK tablet
devices or through a NOOK Video App. Additionally, customers can easily shift
their viewing experience across their connected devices by starting a movie or
TV show on one device and then picking up exactly where they left off on
another device linked to their account.
NOOK Video’s UltraViolet integration provides customers the ability to view
their previously and newly purchased UltraViolet-enabled movies and TV shows
on all NOOK tablet devices, and through the NOOK Video Apps. In addition to
purchasing UltraViolet movies and TV shows through NOOK Video, customers can
also shop for DVDs and Blu-ray Discs^™ with the UltraViolet logo in Barnes &
Noble and other retail stores, add them to their digital collection, and
instantly watch compatible titles on a NOOK tablet device or through a NOOK
Video App, as well as on other UltraViolet-enabled devices.
For more information on NOOK Video and the free NOOK Video Apps, customers can
visit www.nook.com or visit the NOOK Digital Shops^™ and displays in any of
Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company
operates 675 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s
largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary
is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The
NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK^® products and an expansive
collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK
Store^® (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates
686 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at
colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to
be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is
only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & Noble.com is ranked the
number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and
video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction
according to the ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).
General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the
company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.
NOOK^®, NOOK Store^®, NOOK Video^™, and NOOK Video Apps^™ are trademarks of
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Other trademarks referenced in this release are the
property of their respective owners.
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About NOOK Media LLC
NOOK reading and entertainment products make it easy to Read What You Love,
Anywhere You Like^™ with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading
experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to the expansive NOOK Store^® of
more than 3 million (US) and 2.5 million (UK) digital books, plus periodicals,
comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and the ability to enjoy content across a
wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps^™ and NOOK Video
Apps^™, available at www.nook.com/freenookapps. NOOK owners receive Always
Free NOOK Support in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores. Find NOOK
devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.nook.com, as well as
leading retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK
products are available in the United Kingdom through www.nook.co.uk and
For more information on NOOK, follow us on www.twitter.com/nookBN or
www.twitter.com/nook_UK and www.facebook.com/nook or www.facebook.com/nookGB.
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062
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